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News From the Nordic Region

    Citizen Participatory Journalism in Korea

    Open lecture with Yeon-ho Oh, adjunct professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Seoul, Korea, and founder and CEO of OhmyNews. OhmyNews is a South Korean online newspaper website with the motto “Every Citizen is a Reporter”. It [...]

    China’s activities in Greenland

    With the publication of China’s white paper on Arctic strategy and the goal of establishing a Polar Silk Road, Chinese investment supported by the Chinese state is expected to increase in the coming years. Greenland has a prominent place in [...]

    Anastasia Piliavsky: Hierarchy as a Theory of Life

    Anastasia Piliavsky, Fellow and Director of Studies in Social Anthropology at Girton College, Cambridge. Dr. Anastasia Piliavsky teaches Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. As Early Career fellow at CRASSH Piliavsky is undertaking a Newton-Leverhulme funded project “India’s democratic boom and its [...]

    China’s engagement in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Xinjiang

    Will China’s Root Cause model provide regional stability and security? The seminar will discuss China’s westward policy by analyzing the opportunities and obstacles related to its flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as well [...]

    The “People’s War on Terror” and the Mass Internment of Muslims in Xinjiang

    Open lecture with Dr. Rachel Harris (SOAS, University of London) In China’s northwestern border region of Xinjiang, coercive forms of disciplinary state power now condition the experience of everyday life for millions of Uyghurs and other Muslim minority peoples. The [...]